Brovia Barolo 2006
Editorial Reviews for Brovia Barolo
Mid aged vines and old vines, 70% from Brea in Serralunga Superb aromatics show hints of asphalt and dried beef with nuanced black pepper and sweet rose petal notes accentuating core of sweetness to be found here. Cool, compact and a bit medicinal in the mouth, with a bed of packed tannins supporting subtle shadings of dried fruit, burnished fruit, dried orange peel and earthy flavors. elegant if tannic and nuanced, this is a little old school powerhouse with hints of mint and herbs on the long if tough and savory finish. This will reward cellaring. 91pts
Awesome nose, full of balsamic notes with a green pine edge to the small red fruits, with an assertive camphor top note. This shows fine intensity, focus and balance on the nose Round and powerful on entry this shows slightly pruny fruit , in a good way over a base of rich cooked cherry character that is laced with minerality through the moderately long finish. Yes this is quite ripe in flavor but it does manage to retain excellent freshness and is really a gorgeous wine, 92pts
Brovia ‘Ca Mia’ -- Nettles, cherry in alcohol, soil, a touch balsamic, a bit powdery dusty, cement mineral tones. Fresh, roses in the mouth, red fruit, astringent red fruit, gentle, some elegance in the mouth, smaller scaled, lovely rosehip and red fruit inner mouth perfumes. Savory red raspberry and old wood on the backend, finish is tight, short and clean.
A special bottling to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Brovia. A historical blend of Rocche and Villero, one that was very popular before Crus took over, that spent 5 years in botte. Bottled exclusively in magnum. Lovely sandalwood, red licorice, and dried peach aromas greet the nose followed by light grey/black spice tones, a touch of ash and dry white clay. This is silken on entry, with burnished cherry fruit that is a touch lean and mineral before gaining nice black cherry pit fruit framed by licorice notes on the mid-palate. This has a sweetness to the tannins, and lovely wild cherry fruit on the backend that leads to a long savory finish, showing rosehip and mint nuances, along with a bit of alcohol on the finale. This is old school to the max, their Monfortino to their Giacosa-esque regular crus. 93pts
Intense notes of walnut shells, violets, roast meat, herb stem, sand, a touch of menthol, spicy and every so stewy wild berry fruit 3 Superb elegance in the mouth with a sweet entry and a steely midpalate showing superb balance and integration 3+ Fresh and cool flavors of mineral, licorice and wild berry are crisp and virtually ready to drink, delicious 2+ The medium length finish is tight and taut with just a hint of austerity and noteworthy transparency to the earth and tobacco tones 2+ 92pts
Classic Brovia with a restrained subtlety and great focus on the decidedly dark, tarry, anise tinged fruits. Very civilized and finely focused with good balance and drinking well though with 2 decades positive development ahead.
Four and a half glasses
Four and a half glasses
Four and a half glasses
Fine, spiced cherry nose. Palate is tannic, full of deep red fruits, warm medicinal flavors, cedar box, and loads of spice. Good, refreshing acidity finishes with tar and clove.
Meaty with notes of leather, licorice and chocolate. Lots of tannin, but drinking ok now. Tasted at the Snooth / Chambers Street Wines Magnificent Barolo Tasting
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Brovia Barolo
The 2008 Barolo is stupendous. Dark red cherries, flowers, violets and mint are some of the many nuances that emerge from this firm, classically built wine. This is a terrific showing from the straight Barolo. The 2008 possesses dazzling richness. Ha... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 F Ili Brovia Barolo 750ml
The 2008 Barolo is pure class. Tobacco incense crushed rocks and dried flowers fuse into a juicy expressive core of dark fruit. The 2008 stands out for its balance and overall sense of harmony. Brovia s straight Barolo is at once highly nuanced - which makes it approachable young - yet also structured and powerful especially on the finish. Over the last few years this has been one of the very best entry-level Baroli. The Barolo is essentially a blend of all of Brovia s single-vineyard wines and is aged in Slavonian cask. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. Antonio Galloni.
The 2008 Barolo is pure class. Tobacco, incense, crushed rocks and dried flowers fuse into a juicy, expressive core of dark fruit. The 2008 stands out for its balance and overall sense of harmony. Brovia's straight Barolo is at once highly nuanced - ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 F Ili Brovia Barolo 750ml
The 2007 Barolo is impressively rich and concentrated for an entry-level bottling. Wonderfully open and seductive the 2007 Barolo should drink beautifully from the get-go. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
The 2007 Barolo is impressively rich and concentrated for an entry-level bottling. Wonderfully open and seductive, the 2007 Barolo should drink beautifully from the get-go. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 F Ili Brovia Barolo 750ml